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CPD @ Dusk – Geriatric Therapeutics in Family Practice

Location: Medical Education Centre & Web-conferencing, St. John's

Date: 28 May 2018

Registration Fees

$0.00Complimentary Registration
$0.00Webinar - Complimentary

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the conditions and situations in which the use of antipsychotic medications is deemed appropriate for elderly primary care patients
  • Describe non-pharmacologic interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Identify which patients are appropriate for consideration of antipsychotic de-prescribing
  • Implement a de-prescribing program for appropriate patients
  • Define polypharmacy, understand its impact on the elderly and the importance of deprescribing.
  • Identify potential barriers to deprescribing and effective strategies to overcome same.
  • Develop a general approach to deprescribing
  • Discuss current recommendations regarding appropriate deprescribing (when and how) of some common medications including: statins, antihypertensives, oral hypoglycemic agents, cholinesterase inhibitors and bisphosphonates
  • Describe the minimum criteria for empirical antibiotic use in urinary tract infections
  • Describe the difference between urinary tract infection and colonization
  • Prescribe appropriate treatment regimens for urinary tract infections

Program Agenda

Monday, May 28, 2018
6:00 PM
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
6:30 PM
Anti-psychotic Usage
Presenter: Dr. Susan Dalton
7:00 PM
Polypharmacy and De-prescribing
Presenter: Dr. Susan Mercer
7:30 PM
Antibiotic Stewardship
Presenter: Dr. Peter Daley
8:00 PM
Closing Remarks


  • Peter Daley, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H

    Associate Professor, Medicine and Laboratory Medicine
    Memorial University
    Medical Microbiologist, Eastern Health Region

  • Susan Dalton, B.Sc., M.D., FRCPC
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN
    Geriatric Psychiatry, Eastern Health

  • Susan Mercer, MD, CCFP(COE)
    Geriatric Consultant, Eastern Health
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN


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Funds in support of this CME activity were provided as an educational grant to Memorial University. The funds were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by: Pfizer Canada Inc.

The Office of Professional Development (OPD), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.